Dunk Island Queensland

The beautiful Dunk Island Queensland Australia

It is a beautiful tropical island in north Queensland just off Mission Beach.


Resort and Restaurant
The boats depart from Clump Point Jetty and take you right to the Dunk Island Resort, which has accommodation and a restaurant. Update: as of 2012, the resort is currently closed.

Dunk Island, Queensland, Australia
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Beaches and Water Activities
Just next to it is a beautiful beach, and the resort has rental gear for water activities.

Brammo Bay Beach, Dunk Island, Queensland, Australia
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Rainforest and Cyclones
The island is covered in dense rainforest, which was destroyed in both the 2006 Cyclone Larry and the 2011 Cyclone Yasi. Each time it takes it a few years to recover.

Bushwalk and the Lookout
There is a great bushwalk through the rainforest, that goes past the island's airport, then an artists' colony, some beaches, and through the rainforest up to the lookout point over the jetty and other islands of the Great Barrier Reef. It also goes past the grave of Edmund James Banfield - the most famous resident of the island who wrote some interesting books like The Confessions of a Beachcomber, My Tropic Isle, Tropic Days and Last Leaves from Dunk Island, which are a great inshight to the island, and generally the life in the tropics during the last century.

Edmund James Banfield (1852-1923) was a British Australian journalist who worked in Sydney and Melbourne, then moved to Townsville and finally retired on Dunk Island, living almost self sufficient on his livestock, tropical gardens and fishing.

     



Here's a map of the island. You can double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.


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